Haas switches to Carbone Industrie brakes for Russian GP

The Haas F1 team will start the Russian GP weekend with Carbone Industrie brakes, following a successful test in Bahrain last week.

Haas switches to Carbone Industrie brakes for Russian GP

The American squad, which has run Brembo up to now, has experienced several issues in the past, and team principal Gunther Steiner is adamant that it simply wants to cross brakes off the list of potential problems.

Friday will be the first time that it has run Carbone Industrie products on a race weekend this year, although they were tried briefly in 2016.

"At the moment we have all options open to us," Steiner told Motorsport.com. "We need to see how we do in FP1, and then we'll see what we'll do for the rest.

"Hopefully we can stay on them, because in testing they were performing well.

"The drivers were happy with them, and they were consistent, that's the main thing. We want to get to the point where brakes are no issue any more."

Haas driver Kevin Magnussen said he was happy with the switch after satisfactory results in testing.

"We'll continue with what we tried in the Bahrain test and see how it goes," said the Dane.

"It's always good to try different things, and we felt that there were some positives with the CI brakes, and we'll continue like that. And we can always go back."

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Series Formula 1
Event Russian GP
Location Sochi Autodrom
Teams Haas F1 Team
Author Adam Cooper
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